for Ancient Civilizations by Carmella Van Vleet and Tom Casteel
A full-color exploration of the world of ancient Greece, chock full of STEAM projects, fascinating facts about everyone from gods to ordinary people, and essential questions that get kids ages 7 to 10 thinking critically about what survives from the past.
Who invented democracy? Where were the Olympics first held? Who were some of the first people to use math? All of these questions and more are explored in Ancient Civilizations: Greeks! With 25 Social Studies Projects for Kids. In this book, elementary-aged kids learn about ancient Greek homes, food, playtime, clothing, conquests, arts and entertainment, gods, and more. Fascinating links between today's world and ancient Greek culture offer opportunities for real-world connections and fun STEAM activities promote critical and creative thinking.
* STEAM projects use common household products and require very little adult supervision. Activities range from fashioning a model oil lamp from clay to building a courtyard column and constructing a flipbook sailing ship.
* Readers explore the birth of science, mathematics, astronomy, democracy, and even the Olympic games through fun illustrations, fascinating facts, essential questions, building critical and creative thinking skills across disciplines.
* Introduces major figures in ancient Greek history, such as Aristotle, Archimedes, Homer, Pythagoras, Socrates, and more.
* Explores the sites of ancient architectural wonders such as the statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Parthenon, the theater of Epidaurus, and the palace of Knossos.
About the Explore Ancient Civilizations set and Nomad Press
Ancient Civilizations: Greeks! is part of a set of four Explore Ancient Civilization books that bring to life the vibrant cultures of the distant past. The other titles in this series are Ancient Civilizations: Egyptians!, Ancient Civilizations: Romans!, and Ancient Civilizations: Aztecs, Maya, Incas!
Nomad Press books in the Explore Your World series integrate content with participation, encouraging readers to engage in student-directed learning. Combining content with inquiry-based projects stimulates learning and makes it active and alive. Nomad's unique approach simultaneously grounds kids in factual knowledge while allowing them the space to be curious, creative, and critical thinkers.
All books are leveled for Guided Reading level and Lexile and align with Common Core State Standards and National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies. All titles are available in paperback, hardcover, and ebook formats.